With the Autumn and Winter months on the horizon and the weather seemingly getting colder, you may notice many of your regular customers are visiting much less and when visiting they choose to sit indoors. Throughout the cold winter months, you’re once loved al fresco dining area will be of little use and therefore you want to ensure your bar or restaurant's interior design scheme is really hitting the mark and encouraging customers to stay a little longer, revisit more frequently and ultimately spend more money!
In order for your bar or restaurant to remain successful during the Autumn and Winter lull, it’s essential that you provide your customers with a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Offering your clientele a beautifully designed space where they can sit back, relax and be protected from the elements is not only beneficial to them, it will also benefit your business greatly.
Below are tips on how you could create a cozy atmosphere for your bar or restaurant.
Refresh Your Layout and Seating
Updating your bar or restaurant's seating is a quick and easy way to instantly make your establishment feel cushier. Winter calls for more comfortable seating options that your customers can sink into after a hard day's work. Our Peacock range is perfect for adding that touch of comfort to any hospitality setting whilst still being fit or purpose and practical. This kind of tub-style seating is an excellent choice if you’re a fan of more casual restaurant interior design.
As mentioned previously, your bar or restaurant's outdoor area will be of little use during the colder months, this could mean fewer bums on seats if you don’t get creative with your interior layout. Switching up the layout of your restaurant's interior may allow you to make better use of the space and help you to accommodate for most customers. Although you want your space to feel light and airy throughout the summer months, customers won’t mind a more intimate set up when the weather begins to turn. Remember this when experimenting and don’t be afraid to squeeze an extra table or seat in here and there.
Add Ambient Accent Lighting
The natural lighting that may have filled your bar or restaurant during spring or summer will be less reliable when the weather gets colder. Therefore, adding more ambient accent lighting during the colder months is not only practical but can also help in providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Avoid using harsh lighting and instead, add multiple lamps or candles that add an equal spread of softer lighting throughout the space. Adding decorative accent lights such as pendants can highlight certain areas of your bar or restaurant, creating a more intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Consider highlighting spots such as shared seating areas and make them seem more inviting from both inside and outside.
Add Warmth Through Colour
Thoughtfully adding colour can often be all it takes to change the atmosphere of any bar or restaurant entirely. Painting the walls and even the ceilings in your space can create much-needed drama and will make the space as though it is enveloping your customers. When choosing which colours are best suited to your bar or restaurant it’s important to consider the existing features and furniture and pick a shade that compliments them. Rich shades like burgundy, emerald and jewel tones can make a real statement whilst adding warmth to a room. If you’re aiming for more of a neutral look then warm greys can have the same effect.
Hopefully, the above tips have given you some inspiration on ways you could provide your customers with a warm and welcoming atmosphere this Autumn / Winter. Multi Seating offers a wide range of seating options that make updating your bar or restaurants interior design scheme easy. Our range has something to suit any hospitality environment so contact us today to find out how we could help you.